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Special pet adoptions offered throughout month of August
August 22 at 9:44 am
METAIRIE – The St. Charles Humane Society has a special discount this month on all cats for $40 who are available for adoption at Petsmart located at 6851 Veterans Highway in Metairie.

When Destrehan senior Bailey Lanier takes the football field this fall it will be in two capacities, that of a marching band drummer and as the team’s starting punter. Drummer’s pregame routine lands him starting role on football team
August 22 at 9:33 am
Bailey Lanier is a big guy.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies searched the Mississippi River the body of James Sierra III until it was discovered in Jefferson Parish this afternoon. Body of HHS grad found in Jefferson Parish
August 21 at 3:17 pm
The body of a man who is believed to have jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling early Sunday morning has been found in Jefferson Parish.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission open house
August 20 at 4:00 pm
HAHNVILLE – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding its annual assessment meeting of the Waterford 3 nuclear reactor on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Emergency Operation Center located at 15026 River Road in Hahnville.

Wetlands youth summit
August 20 at 8:00 am
LULING – The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the River Parishes will sponsor an informational session on emergency preparedness from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling.

Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge
August 18 at 11:26 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the body of a man who jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling early Sunday morning.

Spaghetti luncheon and auction fundraiser for Lou Gehrig’s Disease patient
August 17 at 11:00 am
METAIRIE – A spaghetti Luncheon and auction to benefit local Lou Gehrig’s Disease patient Patty Hoffman will be held at 6600 Kawanee Avenue in Metairie on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wade Hammond in concert Wade Hammond in concert
August 17 at 10:45 am
BOUTTE – Award winning Christian recording artist Wade Hammond will hold a concert at the West St. Charles Baptist Church on Aug. 17 at 10:45 a.m.

Learn how to hunt at hunter education field day classes
August 16 at 9:00 am
KILLONA – The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is teaching a field day only hunter education class on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Charles parish Library offers free ACT test
August 16 at 9:00 am
DESTREHAN – The St. Charles Parish Library invites students to warm up for the ACT and find out how they would score by taking a free ACT Practice Test on Saturday Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. at the East Regional Library, 160 West Campus Drive in Destrehan.

Come sing with the Community Chorus of River Parishes
August 15 at 10:56 am
LULING – The Community Chorus of River Parishes is looking for new members to begin its 2014 Christmas season.

Coco Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Coco””
August 15 at 10:55 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Coco.

Councilwoman Traci Fletcher (center) surrounded by members of the Nocro Civic Association. Norco Civic Association members recognized for efforts to provide safe sidewalks for students
August 15 at 10:54 am
Members of the Norco Civic Association were recently recognized by Parish President V.J. St. Pierre for their efforts beginning in 2008 for the construction of safe sidewalks in Norco.

You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 14)
August 15 at 10:28 am
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Lauren Beadle Book review: “Afterparty”
August 15 at 10:27 am
Afterparty, a realistic fiction novel written by Ann Redisch Stampler, explores the life of a teenage girl as she travels around North America with her father.

Humble Hearts Association founder Donna Miller poses with Judge Lauren Lemmon of the 29th Judicial District Court in Hahnville. Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
August 15 at 10:21 am
Nestled in an out of the way part of the parish next to a duck hunting camp in Paradis is a new center where drug offenders in St. Charles Parish are offered a way to do community service that is not only a help to the community at large, but also to themselves.

Self-proclaimed “last living cowboy in St. Charles Parish” Donald J. Horn has played guitar and sung for over 60 years, but only began performing publicly at age 77. Country crooner proves it is never too late to follow dreams
August 15 at 10:15 am
Last year Des Allemands resident Donald J. Horn mounted the stage at Luling Living Center for his first performance as a country musician.

C.P. McDonald with a redfish caught at the old oak tree at the mouth of Bayou Couba. Redfish invade Lake Salvador
August 15 at 10:13 am
Redfish have invaded Lake Salvador, making it easy for anglers to catch their five-fish limit.

Destrehan regroups in second half to knock off Dutchtown
Destrehan regroups in second half to knock off Dutchtown
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It wasn’t always pretty, especially in the first half, but the Destrehan Wildcats regrouped in the third quarter to put away Dutchtown for a 20-10 victory on Friday.